Prayer

A dear friend shared a quote with me yesterday and I cannot remember who was given credit for the quote.  Biscuits and gravy will do that to a Preacher.  Whew!  Anyway, the quote goes as such.  “Pray or fail”.

This is one of those truths that is small in size; yet, enormous in implications.  Think about that for a moment.  “Pray or fail”.  Maybe you are asking yourself why this is so important.  It is simple really.  Jesus said in John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. ”  There it is.  Jesus said in the latter part of that verse, “…for without me ye can do nothing.”  We get too big for our britches and we think we can do it.

What would you rather be a success in the eyes of the world and a failure in the eyes of God or would you rather be a success in the eyes of God and a failure in the eyes of the world?   The choice is really up to us.  If we want to please God and have access to all that He has for us then we need to access the avenue of prayer.

Notice Luke 11:2, “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.”  The first part of this verse is critical.  Prayer is not an option for a Christian.  Notice He said, “… When ye pray, “.  Prayer is a grand assumption.  It is absolutely true, “Pray for fail”.

So, how are you doing?